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Old 08-19-2010, 06:52 PM   #11
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Re: What's a Decent Benchmark for Women's Dead Lift?

I don't like those tables either. What's "advanced" for one person might not be "advanced" for another. Shorter limbs can make the deadlift harder for one person, but give him an advantage on the bench.

At the end, a decent benchmark is whatever you decide it is. Just select a goal and go for it!
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Old 08-19-2010, 07:20 PM   #12
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Re: What's a Decent Benchmark for Women's Dead Lift?

It also doesn't take into account different people's starting point. Some freaks of nature walk into a gym for the first time at 16-17 and bench 350, or some crazy stuff like that. I've heard and seen of guys who are like that, and not just for bench. FIRST time ever touching a barbell and they are cranking out some serious iron.

BUT they are technically still beginners.
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Old 08-19-2010, 07:47 PM   #13
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Re: What's a Decent Benchmark for Women's Dead Lift?

Don't go hatin' on the table. I just saw it for the first time and have been bragging to my family how advanced I am, damn near elite on some lifts.
I agree with the sentiment, though, those numbers are pretty arbitrary.
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I hate that table. Hate it.

Your standing as a "novice" depends on whether you can make linear progression, not just on a specific number.

I don't bench, so I can't go off of those numbers. But, I am between advanced and elite on every other lift on that page. Riiiiiiight. Sure I am.

Anyway, pulling a 200+ deadlift is awesome, Darla! Congrats!
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Old 08-19-2010, 07:53 PM   #14
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Re: What's a Decent Benchmark for Women's Dead Lift?

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double bodyweight...but that's just one chick's opinion.
Agreed... but that's just one dude's opinion.
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Old 08-19-2010, 09:05 PM   #15
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Re: What's a Decent Benchmark for Women's Dead Lift?

Half the world record for your weight class raw.
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Old 08-20-2010, 07:15 AM   #16
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Re: What's a Decent Benchmark for Women's Dead Lift?

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This handy dandy table. (WFS)

Just find your "weight class" on the leftmost column of the bottom chart (by finding the lowest number that is greater than or equal to your bodyweight). It's obviously not exact, but it'll give you a general idea of where you are and it's as good a way as any to help you set goals.
Hmmmm. Helpful.
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Old 08-20-2010, 11:17 AM   #17
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Re: What's a Decent Benchmark for Women's Dead Lift?

Everyone's certainly entitled to their own opinions, but the OP asked about what is considered heavy and strong - I think the chart does a respectable job pointing people in the right direction. If you don't like the labels of "beginner", "intermediate", "advanced", etc, then change the wording. My guess is that the original labels "weak-sauce", "wuss-bag", "mediocre", "kinda strong", and "badass" were changed to be a little more sensitive.
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Old 08-20-2010, 11:46 AM   #18
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Re: What's a Decent Benchmark for Women's Dead Lift?

I think the tables are kind of cool! My PR is 210.... lot of room to grow!

This is probably a stupid question but when people refer to a squat, is that a front squat or a back squat?
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Old 08-20-2010, 11:51 AM   #19
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Re: What's a Decent Benchmark for Women's Dead Lift?

Back squat with hip crease below knees. High bar or low bar is not differeniated.
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Old 08-20-2010, 11:52 AM   #20
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Thanks Jamie.
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